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40 missing in boat mishap

At least 40 persons have been missing when the machine boat carrying them met with a mishap in the river Kolohi in the outskirt of Guwahati on Monday.

The incident took place when the overcrowded boat carrying more than 300 people capsized in the middle of the river after it hit at wooden bridge at around one in the afternoon.

Many people managed to swim out while more than 40 others are missing forcing the authority to launch a search operation by SDRF. Details are awaited.     

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